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San Sebastian to Madrid drive

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San Sebastian to Madrid road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Sebastian to Madrid. If you're planning a road trip to Madrid, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in San Sebastian
drive for about 55 minutes

11:55 am  País Vasco
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:55 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

1:37 pm  Duende
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:37 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:38 pm  Burgos
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Burgos
drive for about 55 minutes

10:55 am  Aranda de Duero
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:55 am
drive for about 55 minutes

12:50 pm  Pedraza
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:50 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

2:39 pm  Tarifa
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:39 pm
drive for about 30 minutes

4:09 pm  arrive in Madrid
stay at Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from San Sebastian to Madrid.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Sebastian, Spain.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

País Vasco  (11 mentions)
Burgos  (2 answers)
Aranda de Duero
Tarifa  (4 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Madrid, Spain.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Madrid?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Madrid.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Westin Palace  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Madrid? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Madrid?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mercado de San Miguel, which was mentioned 23 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Botín  (9 mentions)
Tablao Villa Rosa  (8 mentions)
El Tigre  (7 mentions)
Taberna Alhambra  (7 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Madrid? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Madrid?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Plaza Mayor  (47 mentions)
Parque del Retiro  (31 mentions)
Museo del Prado  (28 mentions)
Royal Palace of Madrid  (24 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Madrid. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Mei & Kerstin from Larochette asked:
Should we spend 3 days in Madrid in January?  (12 answers)

profile  Claire from Minnesota asked:
What are the 3 best ways to experience Madrid culture?  (12 answers)

profile  Juan from France asked:
Best tapas  (10 answers)

profile  Jamey from Boise asked:
What is ONE thing I should do with 5 hours in Madrid?  (8 answers)

profile  Chappy from Chatham, Massachusetts asked:
Best Places to Eat in Madrid?  (8 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Madrid.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Madrid to San Sebastian drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from San Sebastian to Madrid. Or get a full San Sebastian to Madrid flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know San Sebastian well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Sebastian!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 282 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 25 minutes
81 San Sebastian travel answers
2 Burgos travel answers
269 Madrid travel answers

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